Rice is an integral part of food for many cultures, especially in Indian and Asian cuisine. These foods are now extremely popular worldwide, including in the UK. However, for those thinking about buying rice for the first time, it can get very confusing. Especially if you don’t have a knowledgeable relative or friend to guide you.There are many varieties of rice available in the market. Choosing the right one gets easier when you know what makes each one special. These are some common rice varieties you might come across at an Indian grocery store.

Sona Masoori Rice

Sona Masoori, also spelled Sona Masuri and Sona Mahsuri, is a premium, aromatic variety of rice. This variant is typically used in South Indian cooking. It is lightweight and has medium sized grains. The rice contains small amounts of protein and is a great source of carbohydrates. Sona Masuri rice has a delicate flavour, and pairs well with South I